Increased consumption of processed foods correlated with the development of inflammatory bowel disease, according to a presentation at Digestive Disease Week.

“Although there have been many associations reported, there remains many confounding factors that makes the establishment of a clear cause [of IBD] very difficult. Diet has been hypothesized to play an integral role in the pathogenesis of IBD and epidemiological trends have demonstrated rises of incidence in IBD in countries where the diseases were previously uncommon,” Neeraj Narula, MD, MPH, FRCPC, McMaster University,

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